Month: June 2009

The Cholesterol of Careers

A recent CareerBuilder survey of over 1,800 unemployed Americans found that an astonishing 89% of the respondents are ignoring the health of their careers. They seem blissfully unconcerned that today’s job market is the worst in almost a century and is likely to stay that way for years to come. What are they doing? •22

Recruiting Like Neiman Marcus Sells

Recruiting is ultimately selling. You can source like a pro on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, but if you can’t persuade the best talent to accept your offer, you (and your organization) lose. Your yield, measured in the only metric that counts—high quality new hires—will inevitably and indisputably fall short of requirements. That fact suggests that

Being Out of Whack

Today’s job market is unlike any we’ve ever seen before. It is, by any standard, horribly out-of-whack. Historically, there have been about 1.3 candidates for every opening in the workplace. Today, there are more than 5 candidates for each vacancy. In the past, this whacky situation would have disappeared with an economic recovery. That won’t

In Search of (Personal) Excellence

In Search of (Personal) Excellence WEDDLE’s 2009/10 Guides Are Here! Completely updated for today’s economic challenges, these books are the Gold Standard of guides to the best online resources for job seekers and career activists. Whether you’re looking for a job at the moment or not, you need these one-of-a-kind references right now. They’ll put

The Top 100 Job Boards

It’s confusing. There are more than 100,000 job boards now operating on the Web, so it hard to know which are likely to serve you best and which are going to waste your time. If you’re looking for a new or better job and use the right job boards, you’re likely to connect with the

Micro Careers

Micro Careers WEDDLE’s 2009/10 Guides Are Here! Completely updated for today’s economic challenges, these books are the Gold Standard of guides to the best online resources for job seekers and career activists. Whether you’re looking for a job at the moment or not, you need these one-of-a-kind references right now. They’ll put you on the

The Amoral Never-Never Land of Harvard Business School

After watching the impact of greed and unethical behavior on Wall Street and in c-suites across America, you would think that this year’s graduates of Harvard Business School would have learned an important lesson about the value of responsibility and ethics. Sadly, that’s not the case. Fewer than one-out-of-five of these newly minted “masters of